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The Language is Among Us: The Third Audio Documentary in the “Müpüley Tain Mapudungun” Series

In this third part of the project “Müpüley Tain Mapudungun” (Our Mapudungun Soaring), the participants at the workshop reflect on language.

“The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms is just an instrument, but quite an important one"

23 June 2016
(APCNews)

“Being mentioned in the Special Rapporteur’s report means that the African Declaration is increasingly getting recognition from the human rights community.”

“The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms is just an instrument, but quite an important one"

23 June 2016
(APCNews)

“Being mentioned in the Special Rapporteur’s report means that the African Declaration is increasingly getting recognition from the human rights community.”

Vunja Ukimya, Zungumza na Mwenzio: a mass media campaign to motivate couples to communicate effectively for HIV-free households

Vunja Ukimya, Zungumza na Mwenzio: A Mass Media Campaign to Motivate Couples to Communicate Effectively for HIV-Free Households"As a result of the campaign, couples were motivated to communicate about health, and men and women were more likely to seek reproductive health services together."

Inspired by Real Heroes

When we listen to the news, read the papers, or follow social media, we hear so much about people committing atrocious crimes against each other.

The worst thing I read this year, and what it taught me… or Can we design sociotechnical systems that don’t suck?

Note: Shane Snow wrote a long and thoughtful email to me about this post. While we agree to disagree on some substantive issues, primarily our thoughts about the future of VR, we also found quite a bit of common ground. He noted that my essay, while mostly about the ideas, strays into the realm of ad hominem attacks, which wasn’t my intention.

APC condemns brutal state attacks on Oaxacan civil society

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21 June 2016
(APC for APCNews)

As a network, APC stands in solidarity with the people of Oaxaca, the teachers’ movem

Young Leaders from 14 East African Countries Converge on Nairobi

Over 100 rising young leaders met in Nairobi, Kenya from June 15–17, 2016 to discuss the role of youth in driving sustainable development and a prosperous future for Africa.

Elevating Youth Voices on the Syrian Conflict

As a director, producer, and musician, Marco Ayoubi usually stays behind the scenes. Originally from Damascus, the young Syrian was forced to leave his country to escape the ongoing conflict and make a new life in Istanbul.

mHealth compendium, volume five

This fifth volume of the mHealth Compendium, produced by the African Strategies for Health Project for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is a collection of 41 case studies submitted by various implementing partners which document a range of mHealth applications being implemented mainly throughout Africa, but also in other regions of the world.

mHealth Compendium Special Edition 2016: Reaching Scale | The HIV/AIDS Network - Africa

The mHealth Compendium Special Edition 2016: Reaching Scale presents ten in-depth profiles of mHealth programmes that have grown in scale over time.  This edition follows on from a series of five mHealth Compendiums which were produced by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Africa Bureau project, African Strategies for Health (ASH), to help USAID missions, governmen

Breakfast with explorers

I’m sitting on the top deck of a 747 after British Airways kindly decided to upgrade me to First Class. After a week in Washington DC it feels like a fitting – if not fortunate – end to a crazy and hugely productive, thought-provoking few days.

Connecting Refugees in Jordan with Quality Education

More than a third of all Syrian refugee children in Jordan remain out of school, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), and many others struggle to complete their education because of psychological trauma, financial pressures to work,

Tool Helps Prioritize Vulnerable Households in Uganda, Lesotho, and South Sudan

Today, the Day of the African Child, we focus on the needs of vulnerable children on the continent and a success taking place right now, through adaptation of a tool built for one country being applied in two more to help children.The succes
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